Biteable Teams gives you everything you need to add video to your communication strategy. Quickly create videos and collaborate with your team using brandable scenes and templates, streamlined editing, and one-click sharing.

Here’s how to get started.

Getting started

When you’re added to a team on Biteable, you’ll get an email alert. Click the link in the email or head straight to https://app.biteable.com to log in.

Once you’re in Biteable Teams, there are two ways to make a video: using a video template or starting a new video from scratch.

Click Templates or New video in the top ribbon bar to get started.

Branded templates

If you start with a template, you’ll choose from a large selection of editable video templates, professionally designed with workplace communications in mind.

Many templates in the Biteable library are brandable, so you can easily add your logo and brand colors.

To use branded templates, click Templates in the top ribbon bar. This will take you directly to the full stack of branded templates, organized by category. Scroll to the right to see all the videos in each category.

When you mouse over a template, you’ll see two options: “Preview” and “Edit video.”

Click “Edit video” to start a new project using that template. This automatically brings up the Smart Editor, which is what you’ll use to apply your brand colors and logo to your video with a single click.

Branding your video template in Smart Editor

Once you’re in the Smart Editor, there are two ways to brand your video template.

The quickest, easiest way is to click “Brand” in the pane on the left side.

Enter your website URL in the Brand Setup dialogue, and click “Scan website.”

Smart Editor will automatically pull your brand colors and logo from your website. Click on any color circle to change its HEX code. Add additional brand colors or logos by pressing the plus sign. That way, you can easily switch between different color combinations for your future video projects.

Once you have all the brand colors and logos you need, click, “Looks good! Let’s start!”

You’ll pop back into the Smart Editor, and your brand colors will be automatically applied to each scene.

If you want to tweak how your brand colors are applied to any individual scene, click the color you want to change in the pane beneath the scene preview to customize that color.

Pro tip: Use your logo at the beginning and end of your videos for maximum branding.

Branded scenes

If you click New video and start a project from scratch, you’ll build your video by adding and editing individual scenes. Biteable Teams comes with a customizable stack of video scenes pre-styled to fit your company’s brand.

If you start with an existing template, you can also add additional branded scenes anywhere in your video. The process for adding a branded scene is the same either way.

Adding branded scenes to your video

To add a branded scene in Smart Editor, click the “Add” button on the left hand side of the screen or by pressing the blue “Add” button that appears when you hover between any scene in the list. You’ll automatically be directed to your branded scenes.

To add a branded scene in Advanced Editor, click the “Add” button on the left-hand side of the screen or the blue “Add scene” button on the right of your timeline. This will bring up the entire Biteable catalog of scenes, organized into individual folders. Find the branded scenes folder at the very top of the list.

Click on any scene and it will automatically be added to your video timeline.

Your branded scenes are organized into these categories:

  • Titles

  • Text

  • Numbers (lists and steps)

  • Media (video clips and images)

  • Backgrounds (Animated background graphics)

  • Logos (Your brand mark)

  • Icons

Changing the colors in your branded scene

Each branded scene is pre-formatted to represent your brand. But on a video-by-video basis, you can make changes to the branding of any scene, including changing the pre-selected colors.

Once a scene has been added to your video, click the scene text in the Smart Editor to change the colors. Click a color below the scene preview to change it.

Smart Editor

Once you’ve selected your template or scenes, edit your video in one of two ways: using Smart Editor or Advanced Editor.

Smart Editor is the quickest way to edit any video. It collects the important elements of your video into one simple interface, so you can just plug in your message, tweak the colors if needed, and be done.

If you start your video from a template, you’ll automatically begin in Smart Editor, with all the templated scenes ready for editing.

The scenes in your video are displayed in list form on the left. Simply click the text of each scene to add your own words.

Add a scene by selecting the “Add” icon on the top left of the screen or by pressing the blue “Add” button that appears when you hover between any scene in the list. Delete a scene by clicking the three dots to the left of any list item.

If you start a new video project from scratch, you’ll begin in Advanced Editor. Click “Smart” in the toggle above the scene preview to switch to Smart Editor.

Pro tip: If you use Advanced Editor to create a video, pop into Smart Editor to give your scene text a final once-over before publishing.

Advanced Editor

For most videos, Smart Editor is the way to go. But if you need to make design tweaks, Advanced Editor gives you more power to change small details of each scene.

Use Advanced Editor to rearrange the visual elements in a scene (text boxes, images, animation), change scene lengths, switch the order of your scenes, or add more elements to any given scene.

Toggle between Advanced Editor and Smart Editor at any time.

Capture and Record Me

The Capture and Record Me tools make it easy for your entire team to record and add first-person footage to your videos.

Request footage with the Capture tool

You can request video responses from anyone (even if they aren’t on Biteable) by using the Capture tool.

Just click New Capture in the top ribbon bar.

Add your project details to the “Request a recording” form.

Click “Invite contributors.” Add the recipient’s email address and response prompts.

Click “Send request.” Then sit back and let the video responses roll in.

Invitees will get an email with information about your capture request, including a link to record a response that will automatically connect to their device’s camera and microphone for one-click recording.

Invitees will be guided through the process of responding to your prompts. Each response prompt will be recorded as a separate video clip for flexible placement within your video.

Record yourself with the Record Me tool

If you need to record first-person footage of yourself, click Record me in the top ribbon bar. This opens the capture screen.

Click “Start recording” to begin.

Add your recordings to your video

All of your first-person recordings — both responses from team members and your own recordings — get added to the “My uploads” folder.

Add first-person recordings to your videos by clicking “Add” in the Advanced Editor. Click “My uploads.” Choose your captures folder or recordings folder and select the clip you want to add to your video. The clip will automatically be added to your video.

Pro tips:

  • You can record videos on most devices, including mobile.

  • Limit the number of programs running in the background when you record. Running fewer programs will help improve the video quality.

  • Recorded videos are downloaded from Biteable as .mkv files. But you can use Biteable to convert them to MP4 files.

Sharing your videos + adding a call-to-action

When you’re finished and ready to share your video, click Next: publish at the bottom of the scene list in Smart Editor. Or click Export in the left pane of Advanced Editor.

This opens the video export screen. Select “Build video” to start the process.

Once your video is built, the simplest way to share it is with link sharing. Simply click “Copy link” to get a link that lets anyone watch your video by clicking that link.

Send the link in an email, text message, or anywhere else you can send clickable links.

Alternatively, you can click “Download video” to download the video file for sharing.

Add a clickable call-to-action button

Before you send your video, you can also add a call-to-action button to the end. This makes it easy for viewers to take the next step with a single click.

Click “Add call-to-action” to open the call-to-action dialogue.

Add your call-to-action message, text for the button, and a URL where viewers will go when they click the button.

Gather analytics

Lastly, if you use the link sharing option, you’ll get access to Biteable video analytics that show you how many people viewed your video, how many viewers watch all the way to the end, and the number of people who click on the call-to-action button.

Video creation best practices

Once you’re off and running with Biteable Teams, following a few best practices will keep you on the right track as you create videos:

  • Keep your videos short. A few minutes or less is perfect. Biteable templates are good guide rails for video length.

  • Keep your on-screen text relatively stable. It can be distracting if on-screen text jumps from one side of the screen to the other between scenes.

  • Be concise with on-screen text. 10 to 20 words is about as much as viewers can read and process in the handful of seconds the text is on-screen.

  • Include an intro and an outro scene, even in short videos, to give your audience a few seconds to get ready and to polish everything off at the end.

More help and resources

If you’re having any trouble using Biteable Teams, we're here to help.

You'll find more guides and FAQs to help you get the most out of Biteable teams within the Biteable Help Center. If you can't find any answers here, email support@biteable.com or reach out to your dedicated Customer Success Team.

Once you’ve mastered Biteable Teams, head over to the Biteable Blog for inspiration, best practices, and tons of education on how to make great videos.

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